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Memorial Services for Bertha “Bert” Colman, age 101, of Inman will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at the Inman Community Church in Inman, Nebraska. Pastor Randy Schmeichel will officiate. Burial will follow in ... Read More
Memorial Services for Bertha “Bert” Colman, age 101, of Inman will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at the Inman Community Church in Inman, Nebraska. Pastor Randy Schmeichel will officiate. Burial will follow in the Inman Cemetery. Memorial Visitation will be an hour before the service at the Church in Inman. Bert passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at Arbor Care Center in O’Neill. Memorials may be directed to the Inman Community Church, Inman, NE 68742, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill.
Bertha Pauline Brunckhorst was born on June 14, 1921 on a farm near Page, Nebraska to Ernest and Ella (Fuelberth) Brunckhorst. From 1931 until 1936, they lived on a farm near Bedford, Iowa. Then the family moved back to Nebraska to a ranch south of Inman, where she grew up and went to country school through the 8th Grade.
On February 3, 1940, Bertha married George L. Colman. They made their home on a farm near Inman. To this union, three children were born: Brenda, Bernice, and Randal.
She worked for many years at M&M Bakery and Café and then McIntosh Jewelry in O’Neill before she retired in 1995.
Bert loved gardening, raising vegetables, and was canning tomato juice and her peaches until the summer she was 99 years old. She loved her flowers, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. Bert was an avid seamstress and made many quilts and rugs out of her double-knit fabric.
Bert is survived by her two daughters, Brenda Brandts of Rosamond, CA, and Bernice (Ron) Janzing of Sioux City, IA; ten grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 18 great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Bert was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Colman in 2005; son, Randal Colman; son-in-law, Russ Brandts; two brothers, John Brunckhorst, Marvin Brunckhorst; four sisters, Faye Smith, Audrey Hansen, Jenny Mossman, and Barbara Brunckhorst.
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